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2016 Award categories

CALA

Family Business Award
Sponsored by CALA Homes (West)

The most successful family firms find a good balance between the needs of the business, the owners, and the dynamics of the family. For this category judges will look for evidence of professional management and responsible ownership. Diplomacy and communication skills need to be demonstrated while ensuring that growth, development and strategic ambitions continue to be met.

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The Avenue Shopping Centre

Excellence in Customer Service Award
Sponsored by The Avenue Shopping Centre

The Excellence in Customer Service Award has been designed for businesses who can demonstrate excellence and achievement within the field of customer care and service. Entrants will demonstrate excellence through their customer service objectives and strategy, business performance, customer care activities, staff development plans and show how this has driven business growth.

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Business Gateway

Most Promising New Business Award
Sponsored by Business Gateway

This award is for businesses less than three years old that demonstrate a high degree of entrepreneurship and vision for the future, with the potential for further growth and expansion in turnover, profit and employment levels.

Successful businesses will clearly articulate the business idea and start up process, giving evidence of a well-researched business plan and forecasts for business performance.

If possible, the business should be offering something new to the marketplace and the management style should be entrepreneurial and ambitious. Applicants should present a well-defined vision for the future showing how the business is building towards an enterprise of considerable potential, ideally through evidence of sales, profits and employment achieved to date.

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George Leslie Ltd

Green Award
Sponsored by George Leslie Ltd

This Award is for businesses that can demonstrate clear links between improvements to their company performance (increased productivity, profitability etc) through the introduction of energy saving systems and environmental policies and procedures.

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Excellence in Innovation Award
Sponsorship opportunities still available

The Excellence in Innovation award recognises organisations that have turned ideas into new or improved products, processes, or services in the last three years. Judges are looking for each stage of the process from idea generation, development, design, creation and launch. The judges will be looking for evidence of:
  • The business strategy and culture for encouraging and developing new and/or improved products, processes and services
  • The new and/or improved products, processes, or services developed and / or launched in the last three years
  • Explanation of the market opportunity and commercial results
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West College Scotland

East Renfrewshire Food and Drink Award
Sponsored by West College Scotland

This award will recognise the outstanding contribution of a business with a focus on promoting and/or producing local Food and Drink. The East Renfrewshire Food and Drink Award will be awarded to those who have shown a particular commitment to the production, sales or promotion of local food and drink, resulting in the long term benefit and development of their business and the local area. This award is open to local producers, retailers, hotels, cafes, bars and restaurants in East Renfrewshire.

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Invest East Renfrewshire

East Renfrewshire's Best Business Award
(10 employees or less)

Sponsored by Invest East Renfrewshire

This award is intended to highlight successful businesses in the East Renfrewshire Area employing 10 full time employees or less and including homeworkers. They will be able to demonstrate a clearly defined strategy for developing and growing the business in terms of turnover, employment, innovative marketing and communications. Entrants will be able to demonstrate a strong sales focus. Staff personal development and total involvement of the workforce in the growth of the business is also important. The winner will demonstrate entrepreneurial characteristics with dynamic and measurable systems in place to monitor performance, financial controls, marketing and sales growth.

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Taylor Wimpey

East Renfrewshire's Best Business Award
(11 employees or more)

Sponsored by Taylor Wimpey Scotland West

This award is intended to highlight successful businesses in the East Renfrewshire Area employing more than 11 full time employees. They will be able to demonstrate a clearly defined strategy for developing and growing the business in terms of turnover, employment, innovative marketing and communications. Entrants will be able to demonstrate a strong sales focus. Staff personal development and total involvement of the workforce in the growth of the business is important. The winner will demonstrate entrepreneurial characteristics with dynamic and measurable systems in place to monitor performance, financial controls, marketing and sales growth.

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